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      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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The Last Film You Saw - 2018

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On 20 February 2018 at 5:19 PM, frankie said:

I watched It's Complicated today. It was good. 

A friend and I watched this at the cinema when it came out years ago...the scene where he is posing on the bed naked with the laptop in fromt of him, we nearly wet ourselves laughing! :D

 

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Watched Goodbye Christopher Robin.  Enjoyed learning about AA Milne and son Christopher who his Winnie the Pooh books were based around.

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1 hour ago, More reading time required said:

Thor Ragnarok - pretty good!

 

I just saw it too, it was pretty good indeed :)!

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Another one for Thor Ragnarok.

 

The humour was a little over-egged in places, but it was still an enjoyable ole romp.

 

I've been falling for half an hour...

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Watched Testament To Youth.  Conditions and trench warfare were particularly hellish. WWI was supposed to be the war to end all wars but we don't seem to have made much progress. Didn't recognise Kit Harrington as one of the main characters.

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On 4.3.2018 at 10:39 PM, chaliepud said:

A friend and I watched this at the cinema when it came out years ago...the scene where he is posing on the bed naked with the laptop in fromt of him, we nearly wet ourselves laughing! :D

 

 

Yep, that was hilarious!! :lol::lol:   I've recommended the movie to my boss, I think she'll be watching it next week! :D

 

I haven't watched any more movies recently, but I'm hoping to watch Elling today!

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The past while I re-watched Spaceballs (which was funny), I watched Big (which was funny and also odd) and I watched Murder on the Orient Express (2017) (I quite liked this film).

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We watched Pride at the weekend which is about how the LGBT community supported the miners during their year long strike. It was actually really good.  

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I was off sick for two days last week so I had a bit of a Now tv film binge.

 

Get Out - rather sinister

Zootropolis - really good

Hidden Figures - amazing

Assassin's Creed - not so good, but it did give me a brief nostalgic feeling for the game

 

Wednesday, my son was off sick too and I had a bad migraine on top of my cold so I ended up sleeping through the only film I was bothered about seeing, which was Sing. :rolleyes: The rest of the time he chose Disneys I'd already seen, and then Jurassic Park and Jumanji, whereas I was hoping to watch something new I'd not seen (other than bits here and there), like Moana or Finding Dory. 😒

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Coran and I went to see A Wrinkle in Time last weekend, which was really good. I suspect that a lot of people though wouldn't get it at all or have a clue what it's really about.  

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We re-watched The Incredibles and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Both were nice to see again :).

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Finally got to watch A Monster Calls at home, now that other half has finished reading the book.  Loved it just as much as when I saw it in the cinema, but I blubbed A LOT again.  However, it's been quite a while since I read the book and OH informs me that it's very different, and has lost all the subtlety as well as one of the main characters, so he preferred the book, but did still enjoy the film as a completely different entity.

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Watched Pacific Rim: Uprising. It was underwhelming. It had all the traditional elements of a big action blockbuster, but they just never came together.

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I watched Annihilation.  I haven't read the book it was based on, but I thought the film was very poor. Characters don't act in logical ways and there are a lot of things that are just plot devices that don't make any kind of sense. I also guessed the ending about half way through. So altogether about 3.5 out of 10.

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On 4/3/2018 at 5:20 PM, vodkafan said:

I watched Annihilation.  I haven't read the book it was based on, but I thought the film was very poor. Characters don't act in logical ways and there are a lot of things that are just plot devices that don't make any kind of sense. I also guessed the ending about half way through. So altogether about 3.5 out of 10.

 

I really liked it. I mean, it was a B movie, but I really liked it. Love the book, which is quite different. I like the ideas behind the film more than the characters, who were very flat. The film actually explains whats happening, whereas the book doesn't, so really I kind of like imagining the movie's explanation is in the case in the book, which is better developed (to an extent). The book still has flaws, and like the film, the biggest draw is the mystery of Area X. The film could have been way better, to be fair. It was a weird mix of the source material and an idea Alex Garland had, without really fleshing out either. 

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I watched the new IT last week, and loved it so much I forced BF to watch it with me a few days later. Now I'm re-reading the book (I never finished it before) and waiting impatiently for next September when Chapter 2 comes out!

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I hope you enjoy the book :)! I haven't seen the new version yet, though I did buy it but we haven't got around to watching it yet (I've not had the energy and not been in the mood). Glad to hear you liked it :).

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